Monthly Archives: February 2011

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 166 – Espionage Radio pt. 2

Part 2 of my look at spy-detective radio dramas, aka Espionage stories. This time I am focused on the character who finds himself in the middle of a mystery surrounded by a plot involving espionage. Eric Ambler was the master of the spy-detective genre and one of his stories, Journey into Fear, was adapted for radio on the series Escape.… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 165 – Espionage Radio pt. 1

For the next few podcasts, I am going to feature espionage radio drama or what I call spy detective stories. There was a plethora of espionage stories on radio going back to 1931 and perhaps earlier.  The genre developed from thinly disguised detective stories into adventures with foreign intrigue. Some were series, some stood alone as part of bigger series.… (more…)

Philip Marlowe on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 will begin presenting a series of new dramas of the major novels of Philip Marlowe by Raymond Chandler starting Saturdayat 9:30 AM EST. You will be able to hear them stream via the Internet if you go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/classic-chandler/ and selecting the appropriate play. I would recommend checking it out briefly before the time to make sure… (more…)

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